Wednesday 3 July 2013

Paper Mache Kaaba - 30 Days of Ramadan Crafts

Day 3 - Paper Mache Kaaba

My 11 year old daughter made this Kaaba using a square square box, some gold tape and paper mache! This is a really great craft that can be made in several different types of way, not just paper mache.

  • Square box (rectangle or a cut down shaped one will do!)
  • Black Paint (or black paper to cover)
  • Gold Tape (or gold paint)
  • Newspaper and Paper Mache Paste (I used flour and water for paste)
  • Glue if needed


Prepare Paper Mache Paste and cut out strips of newspaper.
Cover the box in the paper mache and then allow to dry.
Using Black Paint cover all the visible sides in black paint and allow to dry.
Using Gold Tape, place strips around the Kaaba for decoration and a small strip for the door. Alternatively you could use Gold Paint.

Helpful Hints:
Using Paper mache means waiting for this to dry so if it is possible you could paint the box directly. There are many online recipes for paper mache or use wallpaper paste. You could also use black paper to cover the sides of the box and glue securely. If you don't have a box you could just cut a large box down to the size you require.

Don't Forget that if you have made any of the Ramadan Crafts that I have blogged about, then please send in a photograph and I will publish this on my blog and my Facebook Page! You can send this via email ( or post on my Facebook Page Karimas-Crafts directly.


  1. Nice mashaAllah. I have been collecting various crafty stuff off pinterest in general for new craft ideas to do with my lot. I have a few Ramadan and Islamic worksheets general too. I am thinking one or two activities a week inshaAllah.

  2. This project was a big task - and took up a lot of my time! Sorry I never got to respond to everybody's comments - I really do appreciate them all! I hope everybody is having a great Ramadan.


I love to receive messages, I will try to reply as soon as possible.